Federal Government Meeting – Finance – Member Update

On August 25, 2019, officials from the Department of Finance (Finance) and representatives of the B.C. Métis Federation (BCMF) participated in exploratory discussions with respect to Indigenous economic participation in the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (the Project). As stated in a letter sent to BCMF by the Minister of Finance on July 9, 2019, the […]

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Michif Language Revitalization Project

BC Métis Federation continues to implement the Michif Revitalization Project and today is sharing the project brochure which describes the project in greater detail. A reminder that the project is inviting Elders to apply to be part of the project committee. Click here to review the Michif Language Revitalization Project brochure.

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Métis Land and Life Project – BC Métis Federation Terrestrial Study – Project Brief

What is the purpose of this land-use study you call the “Métis Land and Life Project”? The Métis Land and Life Project will gather knowledge about contemporary and historical Métis land use in, around, and along the TransMountain Pipeline Extension (TMX) corridor in B.C. The TMX is owned by the Canadian government and they are […]

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BC Métis Federation Métis Elders Michif Language Revitalization Project Committee

Today the BC Métis Federation is excited to announce the call for Elder applications (minimally Métis and 55 years of age resident in BC) to volunteer on the inaugural BC Métis Federation Métis Elders Michif Language Revitalization Project Committee. BC Métis Federation Vice President Rene Therrien stated, “Our Métis Elders Michif Language Revitalization Project Committee […]

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BC Métis Federation Board Welcomes New Board Representatives

BC Métis Federation is notifying members that effective immediately the board has appointed 2 new board members in accordance with the bylaws to serve on the board until the next board elections. Penticton resident Jacquie Swaisland and Kelowna community leader Greg Mazur have been approved by the board to join the leadership team. BC Métis […]

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BC Métis Federation 8th Annual General Meeting Announced

BC Métis Federation is notifying members, partners and friends that the 8th BC Métis Federation Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday, October 5th in Kelowna, BC at the Four Points Sheraton, Kelowna Airport Hotel. BC Métis Federation’s Keith Henry stated, “We are very excited to host this meeting at another location in British Columbia […]

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Michif Language Revitalization Initiative Project

BC Métis Federation is proud to be in partnership with Heritage Canada in a new Michif language initiative entitled, Revitalization of Our Michif Language Project in BC. Métis people in British Columbia are in desperate need to maintain the Michif language and this program has been created to commit to revitalizing the Michif language. The […]

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BC Métis Federation Information Bulletin – Meeting with Federal Department of Finance

BC Métis Federation is advising members and partners that this past weekend we were invited to meet with the Federal Department of Finance representatives to speak about ideas related to the construction of the Trans Mountain Corporation (TMC) as construction carries forward.  The meeting agenda and presentation material from the Department of Finance and BC […]

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Project Coming Home Announced

BC Métis Federation has prioritized Métis culture as the cornerstone of the organization since it was launched in 2011. This has included support for numerous language and event activities each year. This past weekend the board met with Michif Historical and Cultural Preservation Society representatives to negotiate a new relationship. Today BC Métis Federation and […]

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August 24th, 2019 Draft Board Minutes

BC Métis Federation board is releasing its draft minutes from the board meeting this past weekend in Burnaby. There are several motions and action items for members. This week a number of items will be shared for more insight and background.

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